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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Trinamool has ruled Kolkata Uttar since 2009

Voting in the Kolkata Uttar Lok Sabha seat will take place in the last and seventh phase on May 19. The result will be declared on May 23.

constituency watch Updated: May 16, 2019 10:40 IST
Hindustan Times
KOLKATA UTTAR Lok Sabha 2019 Constituency Details,KOLKATA UTTAR Profile,West Bengal General Elections 2019
Kolkata, India - March 19, 2019: Directed by District Election Officer, as part of an awareness programme, officials show EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine) and VVPATs (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) to people near Shyambazar AV School, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

The Kolkata Uttar Lok Sabha seat is one of the parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal and was formed in 2008 after delimitation.

Like Kolkata Dakshin seat, Kolkata Uttar has also been under the Trinamool Congress. Sudip Bandyopadhyay of the ruling party in West Bengal won the seat in the first Lok Sabha election held in 2009 after delimitation. Sudip Bandyopadhyay defeated CPI(M) leader Mohammad Salim that year by 109,278 votes.

Sudip Bandyopadhyay, who won the 2014 Lok Sabha election against the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Rahul Sinha, will aim to retain this seat this year as well.

Voting in the Kolkata Uttar Lok Sabha seat will take place in the last and seventh phase on May 19. The result will be declared on May 23.

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Here are some facts of the Kolkata Uttar seat, which has the country’s sole Chinese neighbourhood.

State: West Bengal

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Kolkata Uttar

Date of voting: May 19

2019 candidates: Sudip Bandyopadhyay (Trinamool), Rahul SInha (BJP), Syed Shahid Imam (Congress)

Sitting MP, party: Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Trinamool Congress

Winning margin in 2014: 96,226

Runner up name, party: Rahul Sinha, BJP

Number of voters in 2014: 955,778

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 66.65%

Number of women voters in 2014: 636,548

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,859

First Published: Mar 26, 2019 17:54 IST

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